Business news is a type of journalism that covers the economic and financial activities of the commercial world. This form of reporting is often found in newspapers, magazines, radio and television news programs. It is a broad subject area that includes the financial performance of companies, government fiscal policy and changes in the economy.
The word “business” is derived from the Latin verb busere, meaning “to pursue”. The practice of making money and profiting from endeavors of all kinds—from an individual’s side hustle to massive multinational corporations—is considered business. A business can be involved in many different types of transactions, from selling goods to customers to renting office space. It can also make investments and engage in trading. While some businesses may experience a loss, this is not considered part of the definition of a business.
In the United States, early pioneers in business reporting include Daniel Defoe (author of Robinson Crusoe), Charles Dow and Edward Jones, and Ida Tarbell (muckraker). In the 1990s, broader investment in stocks and other securities brought increased demand for business reporting.
As the editor-in-chief of Business News Daily, Eric Noe oversees all editorial content operations. He has 15 years of experience in running digital content teams in both traditional media and startup environments, including a role as SVP of editorial for Fit Small Business. Prior to that, he was the head of news at Comscore’s No. 1 trafficked news website and a senior leader of the team that won both a Peabody and an Edward R. Murrow award.
As a staff writer for Business News Daily, Skye Schooley researches and writes articles on human resources topics, such as managing employee relations, improving communication in the workplace, fostering diversity and culture, and more. She utilizes her B2B writing expertise to better serve small and large business owners. Previously, she worked in a B2C marketing capacity performing content marketing, data analysis and SEO writing. When she’s not writing, she enjoys playing guitar and exploring Boston with her dog.